Crop Protection

FMC appoints Mark Douglas to succeed Pierre Brondeau as president and CEO

FMC Corp.'s  board of directors has elected Mark Douglas as president and chief executive officer of FMC, effective June 1, 2020.  Pierre Brondeau will continue to serve as chairman and CEO through May 31, 2020,... more »

Why drones are important for sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

Hmong-language pesticide safety videos now online

A series of videos describing California pesticide rules and safety in Hmong is now available to view for free online. The videos were produced by California State University, Fresno and UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno... more »

Rick Davidson joins Vive Crop Protection as Midwest regional sales manager

Rick Davidson of Marshall, Illinois, has joined Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection as Midwest regional sales manager. Davidson is working with the distribution and retail networks to position Vive’s unique products to growers across the... more »

Helm Agro US hires Josh Louder as regional sales manager for Southwest

Tampa, Florida-based Helm Agro US Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Josh Louder as Regional Sales Manager in the Southwest. Louder will be responsible for promoting and... more »

California ag department awards over $1.1M for proactive IPM solutions program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded a total of $1,110,283 funding for three projects to be administered through the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions... more »

USDA: Over 99 percent of samples well below EPA residue tolerances in 2018

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) initiated the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) in 1991 to collect data on pesticide residues in food, and the program now has an important role in the implementation of the... more »

Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »


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